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Clarke Carlisle announces 'full launch' of charity in three months

Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has tweeted that his new mental health awareness charity will be launched in three months.

The ex-Leeds and York City footballer also thanked everyone for their messages of support from The Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis' new Twitter account.

Clarke Carlisle sets up mental health awareness charity

Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has launched his own mental health awareness charity.

Carlisle started his career with Blackpool, and also played for Burnley, QPR, Preston and Northampton in his 16-year career Credit: Press Association

The Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis 'aims to raise awareness levels about Dual Diagnosis, and funds for a purpose built treatment facility'.

Carlisle's partner, Gemma, announced the news of the launch on Twitter on Wednesday.

Carlisle, former chair of the Professional Footballers' Association spent six weeks in a psychiatric unit after he was hit by a lorry in North Yorkshire in December. He was discharged from hospital last month.

Preston-born Carlisle played for Leeds and York during his 16-year footballing career.

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Is Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe on the verge of buying Leeds United?

Russell Crowe has asked his followers opinion after he was asked on Twitter if he should buy Leeds United.

Could Russell Crowe launch a bid for Leeds United? Credit: Press Association

Crowe is a self confessed Leeds United supporter and with owner Massimo Cellino currently banned from being a director of the club, could the Gladiator star throw his hat in the reing and buy the club?

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In an exchange with the Leeds Fans LLP, a group "supporting fan ownership" of the club, Crowe laid out a plan based on his ownership of South Sydney.

While he did not say that system would translate exactly to Leeds, Crowe said any move would have to be based on a "singular vision" aimed towards creating "success on the field".

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